Nigel Price (g) Ross Stanley (org) Matt Hone (d) Alex Garnett (sax)
Guitarist and composer Nigel Price, who combines a great sound and a dazzlingly technique, leads an exciting band in which Pete Whitaker’s ability on the Hammond combines with Vasilis’ big sound on the tenor sax to simulate a ‘little big band’.
Nigel is one of the top UK jazz guitar players. He’s a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s where he has racked up over 150 performances, spent three years with the James Taylor Quartet, has performed with the BBC big band, the legendary David Axelrod and led his organ trio to first place in the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) awards for “best jazz ensemble” in 2010.
In 2005 he returned to his jazz funk roots and spent 3 years in the UK’s leading jazz funk band the James Taylor Quartet. Nigel is also a member of The Filthy Six – an outstanding Blue Note-esque band which is honed in the style of Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, Donald Byrd and all those groovers from yesteryear. Fronted by the infamous and incorrigible Trumpet virtuoso Nick Etwell and signed to the ultra hip label “Acid Jazz” the band is an exciting recreation of classic dance floor soul jazz.
Alex Garnett has been one of the leading saxophonists in the UK and mainland Europe for over two decades, easily recognised by his dark husky sound. He’s a very versatile musician and has enjoyed success as jazz artist, as a first call sideman for many visiting American leaders while touring in Europe, and also as an in demand session, studio and commercial saxophonist. Unusually in these times, although he has one of the most impressive biographies of any saxophonist in Europe of his generation, he didn’t release his first album as a leader until 2011 at the age of forty.